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Friday, August 28, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - August 28, 2015
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City.
Utahns feel Hatch is more effective than Lee. A report suggests improvements at state liquor stores. Business and community leaders launch a campaign in favor of a proposed sales tax hike.
- 67 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 143 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 150 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 151 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 195 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 305 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 438 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- A new poll shows Utahns think Sen. Orrin Hatch is more effective in Washington than Sen. Mike Lee [Utah Policy].
- Embattled San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman says a recently surfaced map shows his ride into Recapture Canyon was not illegal, and he wants a new trial [Tribune].
- Gov. Gary Herbert's administration releases some recommendations to improve operations at state liquor stores [Utah Policy, Fox 13, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Business and community leaders launch their campaign in favor of a proposed sales tax hike for transportation funding on November's ballot [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, KUER].
- The ACLU of Utah wants the state to reform the public defender system [ABC 4, Fox 13].
- Transportation officials want to improve the Sugar House Streetcar line and bus transit in West Valley City as part of a long-term plan [Tribune].
- Jordan Garn breaks down why Donald Trump is igniting the passions of Republican voters [Utah Policy].
- A Utah man has died of the bubonic plague [Deseret News, ABC 4].
- Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will hold a rally in Orem on Saturday morning [Deseret News].
- Hillary Clinton is reportedly trying to keep Vice President Joe Biden out of the 2016 presidential race [Associated Press]. Meanwhile, Democratic insiders say Biden will ultimately decide against a presidential bid [Politico].
On this day in history:
- 1922 - A New York City realty company paid $100 for the first radio commercial.
- 1955 - While visiting family members in Money, Miss., 14-year old Emmett Till, an African-American from Chicago, was killed for supposedly flirting with a white woman four days earlier. His alleged killers were acquitted.
- 1963 - Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
- 2005 - Hurricane Katrina reached Category 5 status, touching off one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history.
- 2008 - Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee for president, chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Today At Utah Policy
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|Community Leaders Launch Prop 1 Education Campaign|
Today, business and community leaders from throughout Utah launched an education campaign in support of Proposition 1, a local option sales tax for transportation funding on November’s ballot in sixteen Utah counties. For one penny for every four dollars, it would pay ...
|200 West Upgrade Project Moving Toward Completion|
A redesign of 200 West between North Temple and 900 South in Salt Lake City has reached key milestones on the way to creating a safer, more efficient and multi-modal corridor for residents, visitors and local businesses. ...
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